The Fall/Winter 2022 issue of Humana Obscura features work by 82 new, emerging, and established contributors from around the globe, as far as New Zealand, The Netherlands, Germany, Malaysia, Scotland, Mexico, Greece, and throughout the United States and Canada.
Measures B.L. Bruce Publisher: Black Swift Press Pages: 134 ISBN: 9781735707402Reviewed: March, 2021 BUY THE BOOK ON AMAZON Excerpt from BlueInk Review [B.L. Bruce's] newest poetry collection, Measures, by turns elicits tenderness and melancholy, hopefulness and heartbreak—which is to say, the gamut of the human condition.Measures includes 58, mostly free verse poems with occasional haiku. Imagery from the natural world is often [...]
I wake to sounds of the whales surfacingin the calm bay, stirredfrom dreams of the Dorado,the dimming of the impossible colors:indigo, mustard, viridian, crimson. c. B. L. BruceExcerpt from "Desert Moon," The Weight of Snowhttps://amzn.to/2ZR5rbd https://www.instagram.com/p/CB53-2CDKCY/
2014 INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS FINALIST (POETRY CATEGORY) 2014 USA BEST BOOK AWARDS FINALIST (POETRY CATEGORY) 2014 SAN FRANCISCO BOOK FESTIVAL HONORABLE MENTION The poems in The Weight of Snow are heartfelt, skillfully written, and keenly observed fragments of the natural world and our lives there. Bravo. – Gary Young, Poet Laureate of Santa Cruz County, Pushcart Prize winning [...]
THE WEIGHT OF SNOW: NEW & SELECTED POEMS 2014 INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS FINALIST (POETRY CATEGORY) 2014 USA BEST BOOK AWARDS FINALIST (POETRY CATEGORY) 2014 SAN FRANCISCO BOOK FESTIVAL HONORABLE MENTION The poems in The Weight of Snow are heartfelt, skillfully written, and keenly observed fragments of the natural world and our lives there. Bravo. - Gary Young, [...]
Poems "Feel" and "Tempest" accepted in the forthcoming anthology, Fire and Rain: Ecopoetry of California from Scarlet Tanager Books. The collective contributions to this anthology come together to weave a braid of voices examining and celebrating the dazzling variety of California’s unique biological zones. This anthology will provide an arguably much-needed platform for the ecologies [...]
2017 PACIFIC RIM BOOK FESTIVAL AWARD RECIPIENT (POETRY CATEGORY) - HONORABLE MENTION In a similar vein as her award-winning The Weight of Snow, Bruce’s newest collection of poetry explores the themes of love, loss, and nature, both human and not. Written in its entirety during a twenty-eight day stay in a remote cabin in the [...]
I am so pleased to announce that my award-winning book "The Weight of Snow" was recently pre-ordered by Barnes & Noble Booksellers! 2014 INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS FINALIST 2014 SAN FRANCISCO BOOK FESTIVAL HONORABLE MENTION 2014 USA BEST BOOK AWARDS FINALIST “There is nothing to say that would be as lyrical and eloquent as this poet’s [...]